www.sandragomez.es


Date of birth:
1993.01.23
Hometown:
Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain
Sponsors:
Fix Gear, Ride 100%, rfme, Husqvarna, Jets Marivent, Goldentyre, Donjoy, Troy Lee Designs, Airoh, Stylmartin, WPericauge, Ozone Bikes, Angry Fish, Rotu Racing, Moveo,
Hobbies:
Ski, MTB, climbing, running, roadbike, history, art, meet my friends
Favourite athletes:
Lindsey Vonn, Travis Pastrana, Laia Sanz, Amos Bilbao, Alfredo Gómez

BIO

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

My Mum and Dad put me on a bike when I was almost 3 years old. I always rode to have fun until today. I’ve got a big brother 4 years older than me, he’s my best teacher and he taught me how to be a winner.  In 2007 I competed my first trial world race when I was 13 and I finished 16th. I love the races and paddock. Now I am a Spanish Champion, 3rd of Trial World Championship, 4 times Trial World Champion of Nations.

In 2013 I competed with my new endure bike, my first EnduroX at XGAMES Barcelona, it was really one of the best experiences in my live, I did Bronze! After that, I did Bronze again at XGAMES Munich and 4th in XGAMES LA. In winter 2014 I raced my first Superenduro World Championship and I finished 3rd.

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

My biggest adventure was just three months ago, when alone, I took my big bag, I paid my tickets flights, I booked some hotels and went to ride in AMA Endurocross races. Husqvarna USA lent me a bike and one rider transported my bike between races. I did 3rd, 1st and 1st.

Now I am training to be Superenduro World Champion, Trial World Champion, Endurocross AMA Champion and XGAMES Gold medal. See you on tracks! Xx!


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2008: 1st TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2009: 8th WORLD TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2009: 1st TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2010: 5th TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2010: 1st REGIONAL TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2010: 2nd TRIAL OS NATIONS
  • 2011: 5th WORLD TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2011: 5ª EUROPE TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2011: 1st SPAIN TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2011: 1st TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2012: 3rd WORLD TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2012: 1st TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2013: BRONZE XGAMES BARCELONA
  • 2013: BRONZE XGAMES MUNICH
  • 2013: 4th TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2013: 2nd TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2014: SILVER MEDAL XGAMES
  • 2014: 3rd SUPERENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2014: 3rd TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 2014: 2nd TRIAL OF NATIONS
  • 2014: 1St SPAIN TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP

INTERVIEW 2014.12.09

What are you looking for to accomplish?

Always to be the winner! Be fast, train hard and constant. I love my sport, I do it every day because I like to go for training at the track and mountains.

I am a very competitive person, maybe because I live with my brother and we are always thinking how we could be better and how the other could be better. I’ve got a great family team and I hope to have a factory team soon.

What would be your greatest achievement?

When I was little I dreamed of the regional champ, after the National Champ, Europe Champ, now I dream of the World Champ. Really I dream to be the winner in all races or championships that I compete.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

I ride a dirt motorbike in a country where you can’t ride dirt motorbikes… 

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

It’s a difficult question to explain. When I ride my bike I can feel the happiness, I forget other things and I only ride. I can beat myself, I burn adrenaline, I see paradises, I do it with family and friends and I strive every day to be better. My sports and my bikes are half of me.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

I normally practice in my village Cercedilla, or close villages, also when my family is in my brother’s races. I’m not usually alone, close friends save me when the family is busy and they come to practice with me. I consider that I have a very big family who helps me a lot.

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

It’s a secret! Hahaha Well, I think my best key is to always practice with men, in Trial and Superenduro or Endurocross men are always better than women. Also my persistence.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

I am always more nervous the previous days of the competition day, I think if I’m ready, if I could be better, if I could practice more or most hard or less hard, or train different things…

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

Stupid nerves! But when the day arrives, when I am at the paddock I feel like at home, I want to compete before yesterday.

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

I don’t know! Maybe my physiotherapist, he knows me perfectly, he helps me to be myself and be the winner. He always wants that I do the best of me and he lives my races like his races.

But also Family (mum, dad, uncle Edu, aunt Ali) they are all day thinking about me! ”How was the training” is the everyday question, I can feel how they are when I compete, I can feel their force. I can feel it from our big family friends, they are incredible. I don’t know if all these people are my fans but they inspire me and they are the best of me.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

Win, do it like you know. You know to do it.

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"

What are your future plans?

I don’t know. I have enough with the present.

If the future is 2015, I want to win the Superenduro World Champ, Trial World Champ, AMA Geico Endurocross, XGames.

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Always do what you want because you want. I am 21, I am not old to give tips. My daddy gives tips to me every day. I will say the same: hard work and you will make your big dreams.

"Sandra Gómez Cantero"